Chinese fried rice is easy to make requiring a few simple ingredients and is a great way to use up leftovers. Fried rice is a safe dish to order when you go to a Chinese restaurant.
1 cup (200g) basmati rice (can use wholegrain rice too) or 3 cups of cooked and chilled rice
3/4 cup of frozen peas
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 tsp of Sunflower or sesame oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 (150g) cup of frozen prawns
2 eggs, whisked
2 Tbsp of soy sauce (you can add more to taste)
1 Tbsp of oyster sauce (optional)
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the chopped carrots and after 8’stir in the frozen peas. Cook together for another 3’. Drain well and set aside.
Use chilled cooked rice or cook rice as per the package instructions. Then spread rice onto a large baking sheet and place the entire tray in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a wok or large pan; fry the garlic for 3’, then add the prawns and fry for another 3’. Over high heat, add the cooked rice and stir well.
Pour the beaten eggs onto one side. Working quickly, swirl the egg until almost cooked (it should look like undercooked scrambled eggs), using a spatula break the egg into small pieces and mix with the rice.
Add the carrot and peas tossing to mix well; stir-fry for 3’. Serve with green onion and add some lime juice if you want.